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SWR - 400 as PreAmp??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ziggy, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Not that I'm unhappy with the SWR, but have considered the idea of adding a 'PA Amp' head and using the SWR as the PreAmp.

    I realize, an "actual" preamp, typically puts out a lower amount of power, and the SWR - depending on how its run - sends out some 275 to 500 watts.

    Anybody with some words of wisdom, comments or suggestions on whether or not this is a poor choice and / or should just be left behind and forgotten???
    Thanks in advance ladies and gents... michael s.
  2. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    You can use the effects "send" to a power amp. This works fine for the SWR SM amps if you are looking for more power/headroom.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
  4. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    I do that
    I use the XLR out from the SM-400 to the balanced in (I think) on the QSC. I set the XLR out to line so I still have use of the EQ.

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